More and more often, we are seeing portrayals of LGBTQ characters in art. There is still a scarcity of characters in all forms of media, and the portrayals tend to be fairly narrow and specific. With that said, there are many gems out there. These top LGBTQ movies include characters from a variety of backgrounds, and people living in many different situations. Some of them broke convention and faced severe backlash upon release, but finally gave young people in the LGBTQ community a place to see themselves on film.
It is an open secret that the world wants to know which of the hottest celebrities are lesbians, and frequently try to rate lesbian celebrities based on who they think is the hottest. These women are proud of their sexuality, and pop culture is fascinated with them. Some people hate them because of this. But who cares? The hottest lesbian celebrities exert an independence and pride that should be an inspiration to women of all sexualities.
Jockstraps have been around since 1874 (who knew?) but in recent years, these undergarments have been making a massive comeback. Now available in every style, shape, and color imaginable, jockstraps are slowly becoming a staple in every queer man's closet. As they should! Here are the essential reasons for spicing up your closet with some new jockstraps.
Foreplay. The word quickly brings to mind a certain couple and situation . . . usually, a man taking a few minutes to ‘warm up’ his lady before the actual act of penetration, perhaps with slow and indulgent kissing, a sensual massage, a little delicate fingering, or even a saucily-applied vibrator. Sometimes oral sex is included under the ‘foreplay’ banner as well. Nothing like an enthusiastic blowjob before the main event, or perhaps some toe-curling cunnilingus. Anything to get everybody fully and utterly aroused before the P. goes in the V.
That ‘traditional’ model up there has been around for quite a while, but it ---- and, indeed, the concept of foreplay in general ---- is slowly becoming a relic of the past. Why? Well, one significant reason lies in the growing visibility of LGBT+ couples. If two women, in the process of getting hot ‘n’ heavy, have a heated and desperate makeout session followed by tearing off each others’ clothes and finishing each other off with oral pleasure and digital penetration, you won’t find too many people protesting the fact that they’ve just had sex.
The Pulitzer Prize, the National Medal of Freedom, and even an Emmy: the most influential LGBTQ authors (on this list) have reached international audiences with messages of realism and the value of introspection. They've captivated audiences with comedic theater, satirical commentary, and monumental stories. Their work has been adapted, reimagined, and reproduced in every form of media. Since their first editions, each of our most influential LGBTQ authors has used prose to provide new perspectives and provoke progression.
Being pansexual doesn't mean having fun with your skillet. While the term “pansexual” and the identity that comes with it has been around for centuries, now, in the 21st century, it is a word that's used a lot. The definition of pansexual is "not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity." Furthermore, instead of confining themselves into one sexual demographic (such as lesbian or gay or straight or bisexual), pansexual individuals are authenticating a lifestyle that lacks labels and boundaries. Pansexuality explores all gender types, not just those who identify as the traditional male or female. Celebrities, legislators, and the average Joe are exploring their sexuality more than ever. This sexual fluidity of our time is seemingly becoming a new way of life.
Are we talking about Tinder or Grindr? The similarities between the two dating and/or hookup apps extend beyond the basic swipe left/right model, and the history of the two is somewhat intertwined. The most obvious feature setting the two apart is the target user base. Grindr has been called “gay Tinder,” alluding to the core distinction: gender preference. Although Tinder gives you the option of setting which gender or genders you are seeking, it seems to be discussed and used primarily by the straight community. Grindr, however, is targeted directly to gay, bi and curious men, making it the clear preferred choice for some.
Living as a gay person you get to see another side to life that most never get to experience. My experience as a gay man, when regarding sex, has been that everyone’s a little gay, even if they won’t admit it out loud. Since my sexual awakening I’ve been with both men and women intimately, and everyone of them seriously just wants to get there rocks off. Gender, for the most part doesn’t matter. Also when I say ‘everyone’s a little gay’ I mean, it doesn't necessarily mean you are literally having sex with the same sex, but rather, most people will exhibit gay characteristics, behaviors or openness whether sexual or not. There is a broad spectrum from little bit gay and being open to on the down low gay to being an out and proud friend of Dorothy.
Recently certain words like “yas” or “queen”, “shade”, “read” and “realness” have become popular sayings in everyday life-speak of most millennials. It’s on our favorite TV shows, strewn throughout social media, on podcasts - you name it, these words all over the place. Most people think this slang came from TV shows like Broad City and Real House Wives of Atlanta or a certain viral YouTube video of a girl screaming “YAAASSS GAGA you look so good!” but sorry people, they did not! Those words originated from one of the most influential LGBTQ documentaries from 1990 called Paris is Burning directed by Jennie Livingston. Thanks to this cutting edge and way before its time film, today many people, including young LGBTQ and heterosexual people alike, are able to embrace and learn about Queer culture in its most rawest form. The documentary exists as a relic of the ballroom scene, which today very much still exists, just not in the same way as it once did.
Not that anyone is asking, but I am pretty much what you would call a red-blooded heterosexual. Which is to say that pretty early on, I got into my groove and stuck with it. I don’t freak out when I read a scientific study that suggests that we’re all born bisexual, or reiterating the pretty much proven point that everyone starts off life in some form of polymorphous state. “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
In 2011 President Obama probably said it best that “every single American— gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender—every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of our society. It’s a pretty simple proposition.” But acceptance shouldn't just be a uniquely American privilege—it should extend to people around the world as a basic human right. A common global factor is the dichotomy between regression and progression. The LGBTQ community stands for acceptance of whomever you are no matter what you believe, both in the realm of politics and religion.
#Lovewins. On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court finally ruled that states lack any legitimate reason to deprive gay couples of the freedom to marry. Openly gay celebrities like Ricky Martin, Ellen Page and RuPaul took to social media to show their happiness and support when the law was passed. Although this decision is long overdue in aspects of basic human and civil rights, the Supreme Court had to sift through a lot of information from both sides of the argument. The decision opened the door for many people who had been closeted and hiding their true sexual orientation, but others have been honest about themselves for a long time. Thankfully, the Supreme Court has realized that marriage is about love, not about gender. These 15 out and proud LGBTQ celebrity Instagram and Twitters’s give us an inside look as they document their next business venture, travel plans and family life. With marriage equality for ALL, Filthy has compiled 15 of the best LGBTQ celebrity social media accounts to follow.